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May 22, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: Straight Crop Jeans with New Henley Top

It's Friday already and time for a new outfit post. Last Friday I shared a mini try on session of some new clothes and a pair of shoes I ordered, and I thought it would be fun to style them in different ways. In today's post I'm wearing the Henley Top in the pretty color Rosy Bloom with straight crop jeans and striped ballet flats.

As mentioned in last week's post, I want to try coming up with a few different outfit options with the clothes I purchased, mixing them up with things already in my closet, so next week I will share another post where I style this top in a different way. I am waiting to receive different sizes on two other items I purchased, and hopefully those will fit me better, so I can do a styling series with them as well.

Please note, this post does include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, as always this is at no cost to you. Thanks so much for your support.

Btw, this  Henley top has been restocked in all regular sizes and you can get it at  60% off and Free Shipping with code ALLIN (ends May 23rd).

The only new item here is the top from LOFT, everything else is old, especially these crop jeans I've had for years! These are by Silver jeans, found at Gordman's a few years ago. Some styles from this brand are available at Macy's, Maurices and even Amazon.  These jeans are the Suki Superstretch Midrise Capri, but on my short legs they fit like a crop style. In case you're wondering what the difference is: true capri pants end at the widest part of your calf, while crop pants are a little bit longer and end a few inches above your ankle.

So many newly hatched geese at the lake! Ok, maybe they aren't exactly newly hatched anymore, but it was fun to see all the goose families gather around. Here are just two families, but they were spread out all over this area. So cute!!

As mentioned in the try on session post, I purchased this top in regular size (vs my usual petite) and how the fit is a little bit loose on me (as you can see here) but that I was thinking it will shrink some in the wash. After wearing it on this day I did wash it but it didn't shrink, so I threw it in the dryer and I think it fits me a little bit better now. I will know for sure after taking pictures for next week's fashion post.

By the way, this Henley top has been restocked in all regular sizes. It runs true to size. Slightly see through like most linen summer tops, but not to where you will need to wear a cami under it. Washing in cold water and lay flat or hang to dry is recommended to prevent shrinking.

                     >>>>>>>> Sale Alert: Use Code ALLIN for free shipping and 60% off your LOFT order (ends Saturday May 23rd)

My navy and white striped canvas  ballet flats were purchased at Kohl's a couple of years ago and are no longer available. Although not the same, these from DSW would be a similar option. I also like these canvas wedge pumps  and  these wedge espadrilles, but they are pricey. 

Crossbody bags are usually my go-to bags, especially a neutral color like this one. This specific bag is by Nine West (old), I like this crossbody bag as an alternative option.

Shop Today's Look:
Henley Linen Top (LOFT) -Use Code ALLIN FOR 60% off and Free Shipping (ends may 23rd)

Crop/Capri Jeans options HERE (Macys), HERE (Maurices) and HERE (Amazon)

Shoe Options:
(these are all from DSW)

I love spring! I'm sharing a few spring pictures as well... this is my favorite time of the year! Before the mosquitos come out in full force along with the high humidity.

These eastern redbud trees are so pretty! I finally planted one in my backyard a few weeks ago and hopefully it will survive! Unfortunately we had an italian plum tree and an apple tree that didn't make it, so I am hoping by planting a regular flowering tree without fruits we'll have more luck.

These families of Canadian geese were spread out all over the area. They are here from spring to fall.

This guy camouflaged himself so well. I almost missed him, but my husband with his 20/20 vision spied him right away and captured this picture.

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Thursday: Fashion Files at Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom // Elegance and Mommyhood // High Latitude Style // A Labour of Life // Mummabstylish // Thirty Minus One // Mutton Style // 
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  1. Those jeans look great on you!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  2. Loving that outfit on you! And loving the geese and the frog!!

    1. Thanks Julie! It's always fun to see wildlife!

  3. This is such a cute, casual look! Love the color of your top!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thanks Jill! This color seems to be my favorite this spring and probably into summer!

  4. I love that top! We have a couple family of geese that visit each day and while I like watching them with their babies I am less than thrilled with what our lawn looks like now.

    1. Thanks so much. Definitely need to watch our step around them, in fall when they are all grown up it's pretty much impossible to walk around this area!

  5. Oeh I hate frogs! This one is so big.yak. haha, but I love those goose! They are adorable. Have a good weekend!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nancy. I love frogs but from a little distance.

  6. Such a cute look! I have a very similar top myself. My favorite season is spring. I've spent a lot of time in my garden this spring since I wasn't able to go anywhere else. The humidity finally arrived this weekend. Now for the gnats and mosquitoes to make their arrival.

    1. Oh yes, it's gotten so hot here to on the weekend. Got my first gnat bite too! I think they are worse than mosquitos because they are out all day!!
      Thanks for stopping by, Amy!

  7. That pink top looks so nice with the darker denim jeans! And that is such a clever idea, wearing capris as cropped jeans! Almost all my jeans are cropped - they are just full length on my short self, ha! I never thought of trying capris to get the cropped length!

    Hope you are having a great weekend :) We aren't doing much, staying home and staying warm with that cold winter weather that's here!

    Away From Blue

    1. Thanks Mica! Isn't it great that we can buy cropped and capri lengths for our short legs! Wish I had that idea years ago when all my jeans would be too long and sometimes drag on the floor!

  8. Gorgeous outfit and location. These jeans look perfect on you: ideal fit. Nice shoes too, looks comfy and elegant

  9. That is a lot of geese! I like those cropped jeans. It is fun to wear different denim.

  10. Those jeans are just the sort of thing that I've been looking for, they look great on you :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  11. Lovely casual outfit. And great to see your wildlife and tree pics! Thanks for linking up at #WowOnWednesday.

  12. These photos are cute, love to see the ducks. Nice trousers too, they are perfect for so much. Thanks for joining me today. x Jacqui

  13. This is such a cute outfit, Ellie! I love the cropped jeans with the ballet flats. It is very Audrey of my favorite style icons of all time! Thanks for sharing and linking up.


  14. Hi Ellie
    The cropped jeans look great on you and I love the coral top. I am a big fan of coral!
    thank you for linking!
    jess xx

  15. Great look. Thanks for sharing it at the linkup. The frog and geese photos are great too.


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